Thanks for posting this, Gail. I finally had a chance to watch it this afternoon. Mervi and Ikumi: you are both wonderfully enthusiastic and articulate promoters of our profession. Way to go!

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On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:



The Arts District Episode 424 (Rocky Mountain PBS TV station, first aired 5/5/2016), features the School of Botanical Art and Illustration (SBAI) at Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado. The segment includes interviews with the director of SBAI, Dr. Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski and one of the Artist-in-Residence, Ikumi Kayama (AIR Aug-Sep 2015); both are members of GNSI. The segment stresses the importance of bringing art and science together to create botanical illustrations and learning how to see to depict nature realistically.


Watch the segment (6:30 min.) on YouTube:



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